August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

League of Women Voters presents candidate surveys, amendment guide

The results of a local candidate survey conducted by the non-partisan League of Women Voters of Collier County in collaboration with the American Association of University Women are available on the league website, www.lwvcolliercounty. org. More...

Don’t forget to get the kids their shots

Health advisors remind parents and caregivers to make sure their school-aged children’s vaccines are up to date. The Collier County Health Department invites parents to use the resources online at www. More...

Zoo says thanks with free admission for emergency workers

To show appreciation to the police, sheriffs, paramedics and firefighters, The Naples Zoo offers free admission through Aug. 31 to active and retired professional emergency workers. More...

Make a run for it

Mark your calendar to lace up your running/walking shoes for these races coming up:   • The first annual Guadalupe Gallop 5K Race for Education sets out on Saturday, Sept. 18, from the Seminole Casino in Immokalee. More...

Golfers can tee up for deals and charity tournaments

Here’s what’s teeing up on the local links:   More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

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AUTHOR LAMENTS THE PASSING OF THE ART OF LONGHAND

A convenience store was holding a sale on the type of pens I like to use, so I went in to buy as many as I could. More...

Get ready, get set, write! for our next fiction challenge ou

Here at Florida Weekly, we enjoy telling stories. We love to find people and situations that speak to us. When we write, we strive to capture the essence of life in Southwest Florida as honestly as we know how.   More...

The stars come out – again – for Opera Naples’ sixth season

Opera Naples’ sixth season will feature international stars in performances of some of the genre’s most passionate and emotional works. Seven guest artists have multiple Metropolitan Opera credits.   More...

Profile of an angel investor

• Who: Tim Cartwright, president of Gulf Coast Venture Forum, an Angel investor network • Title: Managing director, Compass Advisory Group LLC, a Fifth Avenue Advisors company • Education: University of Wisconsin undergraduate degree; More...

Before school starts, make a few more summer memories

There's still a lot to do nearby

With only a handful of days to spare for summer fun, families are scrambling to squeeze in a few more memories. More...

Have a pencil or pen? Donate supplies for kids who don’t

If you are fortunate enough to remember the excitement of heading off on the first day of school with a backpack filled with new pencils and other supplies, then you probably will want to help make sure area children have the same feeling this year. More...

Write why you should win a wedding

Wedding bells will ring for free for one lucky couple that wins a contest in conjunction with the National Association of Wedding Professionals, Naples Chapter, 2010 Sunset Weddings Show.   More...

If you’ve always wanted to teach, life-long learning program wants you

The Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast University’s life-long learning program for adults, seniors and retirees, seeks topics and instructors for its fall, winter and spring sessions. More...

Boy Scouts prepared to hit the beach

Local Boy Scouts invite all area boys in elementary, middle and high school to a “Beach-Ree” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park. More...

Pros will help nonprofits with PR, marketing

“Thinking Outside the Box,” a free seminar about marketing and public relations for representatives of area nonprofit organizations, will take place from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Business News

THE BUSINESS OF YOUR VOTE

commerce { How this year’s primaries will impact local

Records show that the vast majority of people reading these words don’t give three tugs of the voting lever about the primary election. That’s despite the fact that during midterm elections, some races for local offices are decided. More...

Leadership Collier Foundation announces class of 2011

The Leadership Collier Foundation announces the 2011 Leadership Collier class. More...

The elephant in the investment room: risk

Everyone likes to talk about his or her returns, especially profits. If returns are not positive in the short term, the typical investor speaks about risk in the context of the bigger picture or long-term results.   More...